Health

JACINTA KNELL

“I have wanted to do a Master of Public Health for about 5 years but couldn’t see how I could fit it in with being half a year in Australia working and half a year overseas working. Torrens flexible options means that as long as I have internet, I can study anywhere.”

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There is an incredible disparity in public health in all cities, countries and globally.

Developing and implementing effective public policy to help ensure that all people can enjoy good health, regardless of their location or socio-economic status. Start from the beginning or push your career to the upper echelons of public health policy with these undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications – suitable for career ambitions in government, NGO or private consultancy.

Postgraduate

Master Degree, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate

Be a part of the growing demand for professionals in the public health sector.

Key Study outcomes

  • Apply local and global public health awareness to public health challenges
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the ethical practice of public health, and the principles of access and equity.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of innovative health policy and management to promote and optimise the health and welfare of various populations.
  • Apply intervention strategies to detect, prevent and control diseases among human populations
  • Understand the financial, legal and economic aspects of health and health policy
  • Identify and analyse the major social, behavioural and cultural variables and issues affect the health of populations
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills of systematic research in public health practice
  • Identify and describe environmental risk factors that affect the health and safety of a given community or population
  • Demonstrate team building, negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Use collaborative methods for achieving organisational and com-munity goals

Ideal for:

    Experienced medical or administrative staff who want to transition into roles where they will be further developing public health policy at local, national or global levels.

Change lives on a local, national or global scale.

Key Study outcomes

  • Manage teams, demonstrating negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Assess, analyse, and communicate public health information
  • Use collaborative methods for achieving organisational and community goals
  • Design and apply intervention strategies

Ideal for:

    Experienced medical or administrative staff who want to transition into roles where they will be further developing public health policy at local, national or global levels.

Key Study outcomes

  • Demonstrate capacity for reflection, planning, ethical decision-making and interdisciplinary team work in diverse contexts of community engagement, professional work and/or scholarship.
  • Demonstrate a body of knowledge that includes the extended understanding of recent developments in a discipline and its professional practice.
  • Describe, practice and add value to their discipline or profession in the contemporary global environment, with specific emphasis on the human services environment and its future prospects.
  • Review, critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise information, claims, and evidence to research and investigate human service work and management related issues.
  • Apply critical thinking, independent judgement, intercultural sensitivity, and national, regional and global perspectives, to identify and solve problems.

Ideal for:

    Leaders, planners, practitioners and others working within the broad field of human services, in the business, community, public and the not for profit sectors.

Make a difference to your community – locally, nationally or globally.

Key Study outcomes

  • Analyse financial, legal, and economic aspects of health and health policy
  • Apply local and global public health awareness to public health challenges
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the ethical practice of public health, and the principles of access and equity
  • Use collaborative methods for achieving organisational and community goals
  • Apply knowledge and skills of systematic research to public health practice
  • Design and apply intervention strategies to detect, prevent and control diseases among human populations.
  • Assess, analyse and communicate population health information to diverse audiences.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of innovative health policy and management to promote and optimise the health and welfare of various populations.
  • Identify and describe environmental risk factors that affect the health and safety of a given community or population.
  • Build and lead teams, and demonstrate negotiation and conflict management skills.

Ideal for:

    Experienced medical or administrative staff who want to transition into roles where they will be further developing public health policy at local, national or global levels.


Undergraduate

Bachelor Degree and Diploma

Are you ready to be an agent for change in your community? Your country? Globally?

Key Study outcomes

  • Develop and manage effective public health policy at all levels of society
  • Understand the key determinants in disease control and prevention
  • Develop skills in health surveillance and epidemiology

Ideal for:

    Students who want to enter public health administration for government agencies, NGOs or other private health organisations.

Key Study outcomes

  • Distinguish between ethical and unethical practice, and articulate the impact of Human Services and particularly working in local and global communities with an increased need for professionals in age care.
  • Describe Human Service and the Ageing sector in the contemporary global environment with specific emphasis on the human services environment, including the forces that have shaped the past, are driving innovation and thinking about caring for an ageing community today and into the future.
  • Articulate and apply a range of appropriate research methods and skills appropriate to the work of the human services sector and as professionals within age care organisations.
  • Apply cognitive skills and dispositions necessary to be perceptive, analytical and creative in identifying and solving problems regarding the sensitive nature of caring for an ageing population and transmitting knowledge, skills and ideas to others.
  • Demonstrate the interpersonal skills, knowledge and dispositions of an effective team and community member and professional complex situations, to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility. The student will also take responsibility for their own learning and professional practice within the age care industry and Human Services more broadly.

Ideal for:

    Students who are school leavers interested in entering the human services industry, career changers, or a professional development opportunity for those already working in the sector. It aims to meet the diverse needs of new leaders, planners, practitioners and others working within the broad field of human services, in the business, community, public and the not for profit sectors.

Key Study outcomes

  • Distinguish between ethical and unethical practice, and articulate the impact of Human Services and particularly working in local and global communities with an increased need for professionals in disability support.
  • Describe Human Service and the Disability sector in the contemporary global environment with specific emphasis on the Human Services environment, including the forces that have shaped the past, are driving innovation and thinking about caring for those who are disabled in the community today and into the future.
  • Articulate and apply a range of appropriate research methods and skills appropriate to the work of the Human Services sector and as professionals within disability support organisations.
  • Apply cognitive skills and dispositions necessary to be perceptive, analytical and creative in identifying and solving problems regarding the sensitive nature of caring for the disabled and transmitting knowledge, skills and ideas to others.
  • Demonstrate the interpersonal skills, knowledge and dispositions of an effective team and community member and professional complex situations, to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility. The student will also take responsibility for their own learning and professional practice within the disability support industry and Human Services more broadly.

Ideal for:

    Those who want to develop skills and knowledge that are important in the planning, provision and evaluation of Human Services with a particular focus on disability.

Explore the applications of nutrition in a variety of contexts.

Key Study outcomes

  • Understand the nutritional needs for populations at a global scale
  • Critically analyse and develop health programs to address global nutrition issues
  • Understand of the nutritional needs of the human body

Ideal for:

    Students who want to learn the fundamentals of nutrition and how it affects the body but want the versatility to explore a variety of career options.

Are you yearning for a fulfilling career in the health and wellbeing industry? Do you want to extend your knowledge of nutrition, physical activity and health promotion to help the development of healthy communities?

Key Study outcomes

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles of health and wellbeing
  • Understand a range of health solutions in human nutrition, health and fitness
  • Learning to research through the process of exploring principles of health, disease, and its application in maintaining health and preventing disease
  • Recognise the dominant theories of health and disease, systems of health, public health and assess the social determinants of health as they relate and apply to a variety of communities and populations
  • Design and evaluate health promotion strategies, including behavioral, physical activity and nutritional programs in a development of solutions to a range of health problems in a diverse array of settings

Ideal for:

    Students who want to enter community health or health promotion.

An introduction to working in the industry, legislation and policy, and history and revolution of care.

Key Study outcomes

  • Distinguish between ethical and unethical practice, and articulate the impact of Human Services on local and global communities.
  • Describe Human Services within the contemporary global environment, including the forces that have shaped the past, are driving innovation today and into the future.
  • Articulate, analyse and evaluate information related to Human Services to complete a range of activities appropriate to the Human Services sector, and be introduced to specialist areas such as Ageing and Disability as part of the broad range of contexts covered by the Human Services sector.
  • Apply cognitive skills and dispositions necessary to be perceptive, analytical and creative in identifying and solving problems in the Human Services industry and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others.
  • Demonstrate the interpersonal skills, knowledge and dispositions of an effective team member, to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility in Human Services.

Ideal for:

    students who are school leavers interested in entering the human services industry, career changers, or a professional development opportunity for those already working in the sector.

Key Study outcomes

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles of nutrition and health science
  • Understand a range of nutrition solutions in human development, health and fitness.
  • Explore nutritional science and its application in real life
  • Ability to evaluate and provide advice on individual’s nutritional and diet requirements

Ideal for:

    Students who want to enter public health administration for government agencies, NGOs or other private health organisations.